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9 great public transit options for sightseeing

By: Josh Lew on Sept. 3, 2013, 3:36 p.m.
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Brussels' trams

Brussels is a city of streetcars. There are no fewer than 17 routes, each offering a unique set of views. Some of the tracks in Brussels run through forested parkland, while others swerve through narrow roads in historic residential areas or pass ornate palaces and sleek modern buildings. 

Trams do not have right of way when their tracks run along the side of the streets, so this is certainly not a super-fast way to get around. However, these streetcars are still heavily used, with a recent estimate putting the total number of rides per year at more than 70 million. Riders can buy a 10-ride pass or a one-day unlimited ride pass to see the entire city through a tram window.